Volume 73 | Mar/Apr 2012


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • Part 1: Stitching with a Masculine Edge, Embroidery for Men
  • Recycle & Reuse Tablecloths, Boots, Jackets, Shirts
  • Continuous Embroidery & Embossing SECRETS
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Wearables
 
Vintage Linens - Modern Threads
A new use for two old tablecloths! Look to your stash of linens for clothing inspiration!
16
Endless Links
Afraid to tackle vertical continuous embroidery on a jacket pattern? Learn Eileen's techniques.
34
The Positive-Negative Purse
There's only one attitude that you'll have when you carry your new purse - positive!
44
Recycle & Reuse
Yes, these boots and jacket were embroidered on a single needle embroidery machine!
22
Recycle & Reuse Gets Creative
From refrigerator art to a little girl's dress - see how digitizing software can make it happen!
26
Spiff Up His Image
Learn how to achieve continuous embroidery with impeccable results.
30
The Wear With Anything Handbag
Use pre-quilted fabric to stitch a handbag that doesn't look homemade.
56
Crafts
Easter Eggstravaganza
Put your fabric scraps to use with these cheerful Easter egg baskets.
74
Look Mom! 3-D Stitches!
Here's a counting book that goes high tech with clever stitching and 3-D glasses!
70
Decor
Birds of a Feather
Become a mixed media artist! This quilt features machine embroidery, three-dimensional elements, and texture.
52
Forget Me Not
Try new techniques! This dainty linen features cutwork embroidery and alignment stitches to achieve flawless results.
38
Grape Clusters Table Runner
No sour grapes here! Just great stitches!
62
Rambling Roses Quilted Table Runner
Let your embroidery machine do the quilting with this elegant table runner
10
Column
Ask the Expert
When you've spent weeks or even months on a quilt or other labor of love, you don't want to forget this important detail.
82
Between Friends
6
For Love & Money, Part 6 of 6,
The Risk Factor

Are you ready to offer embroidery services on customer-owned items?
Here are some important considerations to keep in mind.
78
Great Scott!
Thread 101 : Scott Goodman sheds light on thread selection.
80
Tips and Techniques:
Everyday Tips for Better Embroidery
Learn how to use digitizing software to make embossed monograms for lofty fabrics!
88
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
77
Web Direct
87
What's New in Designs
8
 

Extras - Free Embroidery Designs


Download the Quilt Label Design from Deborah Jones' Ask The Expert article
  
Download the Vintage Linens Designs from Eileen Roche's Vintage Linens - Modern Threads article
 
Download the Positive - Negative Designs and Pattern from Katherine Artines's The Positive-Negative Purse article

Download the printable Customer Owned Goods Agreement from Deborah Jones' For Love & Money article

$7.00

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